Under a blue sky and white, puffy clouds branches drape over the blue-green water of Echo Lake with an island and trees in the distance.
Echo Lake Preserve Trip goers will hike beneath dramatic cliff-tops. © Dick Huey

Legacy Journeys

Michigan's Great Lakes

Discover the dramatic beauty, diverse wildlife and lustrous American history that define this treasured Midwestern landscape.

This trip is full. To join the waitlist, contact Katie James at (800) 329-4930 or tnc@iconicadventures.com.

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Full Itinerary

In Michigan, they say you're never more than a few miles from a lake: The Upper Peninsula alone boasts more than 4,000, scattered along rugged coastlines and rock outcroppings, peaceful forests and complex wetlands that host an incredible array of wildlife. On this journey, we explore the unparalleled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Starting in Marquette, explore along the coast to the northernmost point, which projects into Lake Superior and carries the moniker of Copper Country, marking its prominence in the nation’s first mining boom in the 1800s. With conservation experts in tow, this adventure promises to provide insights into places most visitors don’t experience.


  • Set out on a sunset kayaking adventure to explore the rocky shorelines, a historic lighthouse and old shipwreck found along the Keweenaw Peninsula. 
  • Hike beneath dramatic granite cliff-tops at The Nature Conservancy’s Echo Lake Nature Preserve. 
  • Travel by boat to visit Isle Royale National Park’s remote and untamed wilderness.


Reservations for all trips will open on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. EST. and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.


Katie James
(800) 329-4930


August 8-14 


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The health and safety of our trip-goers, staff, and the communities we visit for these Journeys are—and always have been—TNC and Iconic's top priorities. We would like to direct you to Iconic's Travel with Trust™ for more information about COVID-19 protocols when traveling with Iconic Adventures.